Cool change as rock legend Glenn Shorrock sells longtime Double Bay home

Cool change as rock legend Glenn Shorrock sells longtime Double Bay home
Cool change as rock legend Glenn Shorrock sells longtime Double Bay home

Little River Band singer-songwriter veteran Glenn Shorrock has sold his Double Bay apartment for $8.5 million.

He lived there with his wife Jo for close to 20 years. The sale comes two months after Shorrock announced the shock split from his wife of 35 years.

The couple paid $3.4 million when downsizing from Birchgrove some two decades ago. He had moved to Sydney in the 1980s having lived in a Federation house in Melbourne.

It was the stairs that played havoc with his knees which prompted the move to the garden apartment in Double Bay.

Cool change as rock legend Glenn Shorrock sells longtime Double Bay home

The apartment occupies the whole northern half of the ground floor of Gladswood House, the landmark 1850s-era Double Bay gothic mansion that was converted in to seven luxury apartments in the late 1990s.

It spans 280 square metres internally and there's 165 square metres of terraces that face the harbour, space for their nine year old Schnauzer Bella. Glenn enjoys watching the ships go by from the terrace.

Some of the apartment sits in the heritage section of the home, complete with four metre ceilings, and some sits in the modern extension.

Past the entry foyer with grand fireplace sits three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a library.

Cool change as rock legend Glenn Shorrock sells longtime Double Bay home

The living spaces all open up to the waterside gardens.

Glenn plays the baby grand piano in the living room, the same piano he wrote Cool Change.

Ballard Property Group agents Clint Ballard and Paul Ephron had an $8.5 million guide guide.

The last sale in the building came in 2016 when Rob Rankin, the former boss of the Packer casino empire, sold his three bed apartment that shared the ground floor for $4.75 million.

He had been asking $4.95 million, having paid $2.15 million in 1998, shortly after the conversion.

Shorrock, born in Kent in England, was also a founding member of rock bands The Twilights and Axiom, as well as the Little River Band spin-off trio Birtles Shorrock Goble.

He recently remade the 1977 Little River Band hit Help Is On Its Way which this time features Wendy Matthews, The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, Jasmine Rae, Travis Collins, Busby Marou and Fanny Lumsden.

The local paper reported Shorrock looked at but was not among the 16 registered bidders when a Point Piper apartment sold for $3.6 million at weekend auction at 10/78 Wolseley Road.

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph. 

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